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Windjammer Classic Day Sail

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  • Experience a traditional Maine windjammer, or sailboat
  • Enjoy wide decks with plenty of seating options
  • Choose between a range of departure times to suit your schedule
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Windjammer Classic Day Sail
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2-hour sail, departing at 3:00pm.
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Overview

Cruise Camden’s scenic coast aboard the Appledore II, a historic wooden schooner that's a thrilling taste of traditional Maine sailing. You can take the helm, raise the sails, or just find a comfortable spot on deck; an environmentally-friendly alternative to motorized Camden cruises, this sailing tour is a great way to explore the coast with just the sounds of the wind, sails, and sea to keep you company.

 

What to Expect

If you always wanted to sail your own wooden ship, this is your chance. The crew welcomes your participation - offer to help raise the sails and take a turn at the wheel. The Appledore II is a hard working, seaworthy schooner. She has sailed around the world, docking at many harbors along the way. Twice a year, she still sails the Eastern seaboard between her two home ports of Camden, Maine and Key West, Florida. Ask your crew about her history, some have made this bi-annual 2,000 mile sailing trip.

Our day sail on the Appledore II schooner departs from Bayview Landing, taking you out of Camden Harbor. Camden is often called the “jewel of the Maine coast” which becomes clear as you sail past the impressive lighthouse, Curtis Island Light, dating from 1836 and into Penobscot Bay. Considered to be one of the top cruising bays in the world, Penobscot Bay will amaze you with its uninhabited islands, wildlife and views of Camden Hills and other coastal mountains dropping off into the sea.

During your Camden boat tour, look along the shore for Mount Battie, historic inns, and elegant summer mansions of the rich and famous with their million dollar yachts. Watch lobstermen hauling in their traps. On a typical day, you may see porpoises playing in the water, ospreys and eagles hunting for fish and even the occasional whale. Watch for seals sunning themselves on rocks and cute guillernots, cousins to puffins, with their bright red feet, wobbling as they walk along the rocky shoreline.

Quench your thirst with cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks, all available for purchase during your sailing cruise.

As Camden Harbor comes back into view, relax and feel the wind sweep through your hair as your memorable sailing ship cruise draws to a close.
Reviews (20)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2018
Highlight of our trip!

This was our first time out on a windjammer. I helped hoist the sails which really added to the experience. There was something truly magical about raising the sails, turning off the engine, and letting the wind and water take over. Our busy, noisy life...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Culture817825
Reviewed 30 September 2018
A truly fantastic time; best crew

We're residents of Camden, Maine and have long loved the sea. Decided to take our daughters and my wife's twin sister out for a day sail today. What an incredibly fun time. Capt John, Boatswain Matt and Sidney were professional, very funny and showed us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank williamfhouse
Reviewed 25 September 2018
An Idyllic & Entertaining Event

Our expectations were exceeded tremendously after our tour on the Appledore II. The crew was personable and informative, working to create such an enjoyable time. The crew instilled a simplicity that can only be communicated from those who have found and mastered life's true "joys"....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Megan M
Reviewed 12 September 2018
A must-do!

We loved our 2 hour sail on Appledore II. It was a lovely way to see the harbor in Camden, and felt like a really authentic sailing experience. The crew was friendly and very knowledgeable. Definitely made us hungry for more sailing adventures!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank theatreartist
Reviewed 11 September 2018
A Highlight of our Maine Vacation!

The Appledore Windjammer two-hour cruise was truly one of the highlights of our Maine vacation! We chose the 10 AM cruise and booked online for $40/ea. Very reasonably priced for such a priceless experience! The crew was very friendly and personable. The ship only holds...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jamb28
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Sam1800
13 August 2018|
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Normally, the best times to go on the sail is the afternoon, when the winds usually get a little stronger than in the morning. The afternoon we sailed the winds were only about 8-10 mph at the start (the winds were much less... More
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